Android P for mobile platforms
Android P for mobile platforms. Courtesy Qualcomm

Qualcomm announced Tuesday it has partnered with Google to implement the next-generation Android P operating system on its latest mobile processor platforms.

The San Diego-based wireless pioneer said its Snapdragon 845, 660 and 636 platforms are now optimized for Android P. The platforms are typically used to power smartphones and tablets.

“We are excited to work with Google to pre-integrate our software with Android P, making it production-ready,” said Mike Genewich, director of product management for Qualcomm Technologies. “Through our strengthened relationship, Google and Qualcomm Technologies are set to expand the market for Android.”

Dave Burke, vice president of engineering for Google, said his company is “excited to work closely with Qualcomm Technologies on a streamlined implementation of Android P for Snapdragon silicon, so device manufacturers can bring the latest Android innovations to developers and consumers more quickly.”

Android P became available to beta users on Tuesday and is expected to be released to consumers later this year.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.